Teen dead after crash in NW Wichita

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Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 10:10 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) confirmed a 17-year-old boy has died after a crash early Sunday morning in NW Wichita.

The call came in just after 1 a.m. on I-235 near Meridian in NW Wichita.

KHP said the driver, Santiago Gomez, was headed south on I-235 when his vehicle left the road to the right and overcorrected. He then crossed the highway to the inside shoulder and overcorrected again.

The driver lost control, came off the highway to the right and slid into a bridge pillar.

Gomez was found in critical condition and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

A Go-Fund-Me for Santiago, his family and funeral expenses can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/santiago-chago-gomez?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=sms&utm_source=customer